We have another CUES Parting Shots interview gem for you. This one is a bit technology related, as we chatted with retired SafeAmerica Credit Union Vice President of IT John Gracyalny -- who may not be retired for long. John has a lot of energy and passion still for this industry, so you may find him in a consulting position or on an advisory board somewhere soon.
Our conversation covered so much ground, touching on John's career path, core technology changes over the years, how far tech has progressed (and it's not slowing down), Apple Pay, remote deposit capture, mobile, and much, much more.
We also talked about the importance of mentorship -- and his mentors, advice for future credit union leaders in the tech sector, status of the industry today and where he would like to see it go in the near future.
Amazing conversation -- especially if you like financial technology. So check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Mike Lawson, Host
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